News From The Nest 2021 - 2022

Landstown High Parent/Student Newsletter - June 7

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Congratulations World Languages Honor Societies Inductees & Seniors!

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, our German, French, Japanese and Spanish Honor Societies held a World Language Induction Ceremony and said farewell to all members of the Class of 2022. Soar Eagles, SOAR!
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2022 National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) announced on June 1, 2022 the winners and finalists for the 2022 National Cyber Scholarship Program. Below is the link to the 2022 National Cyber Scholarship Program and some relevant background information.

NCSF Awards 2022 — The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation

Scholars. Karen Corscadden - Cabrillo College: Aptos, California. Katrina Lee - Dougherty Valley High: San Ramon, California. Matthew Lin - University Of Southern California: Los Angeles, California

We have 5 students from LHS who were recognized as Finalists and Scholars out of the 45,962 high school and college students nationwide who registered and participated in the CyberStartAmerica program ( . The CyberStart cybersecurity training game ran from October 27, 2021 to April 27, 2022.

Free cybersecurity training game for students | CyberStart America

CyberStart America is the most enjoyable way to discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cybersecurity!. Get free access to CyberStart, an immersive cybersecurity training game for high school students, with over 200 fun-to-play challenges.

NCS Scholars

awarded a scholarship to cover the SANS Foundations course and one attempt at the GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) certification, worth over $3000.

  1. Lucas Mogan (11th grade)
  2. Daniel Tomov (11th grade)

NCS Finalists

  1. Andrew Rafal (9th grade)
  2. Jada Cumberland (12th grade)
  3. William Faircloth (10th grade)

This year we qualified for the CSA Silver award for having 24 students participate in the program.

We hope to have more LHS students joining this program across all grade levels next year.

Thank you very much.


Renante Manlunas
Math Department
Landstown High School
Governor's STEM and Technology Academy

6A Regional Track & Field Championship Tournament

Hats off to all of our students who participated in the track & field tournament on Saturday. Congratulations to Hendricks, Hills, Putnam and Hawkins on becoming the 2022 6A Regional Boys 4x800M Relay Champions!
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State Track & Field Championship

Hats off to all Eagles who participated in the VHSL State Track & Field Championship last weekend!
  • Discus
  • Boys 4 x 800 Relay
  • Girls 100M Dash
  • Girls 200M Dash
  • Boys 1600M Rum
  • Girls 200M Dash
  • Boys 4 x 400 Relay

Soar Eagles, SOAR!

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  • Mr. Justin Hardiman - President
  • Mr. Cole Villanueva - Vice President
  • Ms. Ava Ibanez - Secretary
  • Mr. Lawrence Herras - Historian

Let's make this LAST year the BEST year EVER!!!

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Did you miss your SOL test?

Did you miss your SOL test?

Did your teacher tell you that you are eligible for a retake and provide you with remediation?

Please see the testing calendar to the right. All testing begins at 7:20 am in the library. If you have questions, please contact Stacy Siock, School Improvement Specialist. Her office is located in the cafeteria.

Good Luck Eagles!

Transportation for School Year 2022 - 2023

The Office of Transportation is hard at work on the bus schedule for the 2022-23 school year, and we need your help to make certain that we have the buses and drivers needed to get everyone to and from school safely and on time.

Your child(ren)’s bus information lives inside ParentVUE, which houses bus stop location, bus times and bus number. If you have not activated your ParentVUE account, instructions are available here. Specific instructions on registering for transportation within ParentVUE are available here.

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 13, we ask that you let us know of your transportation needs and confirm or update the information in your account. Please complete this request as soon as possible, but no later than June 30. As of July 1, the information in ParentVUE will be locked so bus routes and schedules can be planned for the new year. If you do not register for transportation, there will be no bus service for your family.

If you have questions about the information in ParentVUE, please contact the school where your child is enrolled.

Cellphone Policy Feedback Needed

As we prepare for school year 2022 - 2023, feedback is needed on our school-wide cellphone practices in an effort to decrease cellphone violations and increase student engagement. We want to hear from our Eagle Nation! Students, guardians, parents, teachers, and staff are asked to complete this survey by June 21, 2022. Thank you!

Summer Standards of Learning (SOL) Fast Track Tutoring 2022

Fast Track is a voluntary remedial component of summer school designed for middle and high school students who have passed the course and received Carnegie credit but have not earned verified credit due to not passing/not taking the corresponding SOL End of Course (EOC) test. Students who participate will attend five days of instruction and retake the applicable SOL test on the sixth day. Please select the link to access a detailed schedule of Fast Track opportunities. Click here for the parent letter.

Landstown High Calendars

Remember to check our calendars on the school's website for events and details.

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Final School Planning Council (SPC) of School Year 2021-2022

The School Planning Council develops and oversees the school's Plan for Continuous Improvement. Click here for more details on VBCPS School Planning Councils.

Plan for Continuous Improvement supports:

1. Raising students' and school achievement

2. Improving student and staff attendance

3. Reducing the dropout rate

4. Improving the quality of instruction

The next School Planning Council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 5:30 on Zoom.

Complete the survey using this link. The Zoom link will be emailed to you on Monday

Summer School 2022 Information

Summer School Principal, Jennifer Morris, created an one-page on Summer School 2022. Click the link for vital information. We encourage students and parents to submit free-reduced lunch applications as soon as possible. Contact Mrs. Morris if there are questions.

Join the Anchored4Life Landstown High Team!

Anchored4Life is coming to LHS in the Fall of 2022. Interested in getting Anchored4Life, click here for more details about the program. If you wish to join our team, complete the online application by June 17, 2022. Contact the advisors, Jennifer Cholick and Frances M. Schoening if you have questions.
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Yearbooks are HERE!

Yearbooks will be distributed Tuesday, June 7 - Friday, June 10 during 3rd block only in Room 215. Please have students refrain from coming the first and last 10 minutes of class. Students who attend ATC or the Career Center during 3rd block can contact Mrs. Bell at or via Schoology message to schedule a time that works with their schedules. We are not allowed to give someone's yearbook to another student, so please don't send a friend or classmate to pick up your yearbook for you. Unfortunately, we do not have any extra yearbooks to sell this year.

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The LHS PTSA NEEDS YOU! We are in need of Board Members for the following positions for the upcoming 2022 – 2023 school year:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Hospitality Chair
  • Membership Chair
  • Scholarship Chair
  • All Night Grad Night Chair

On an average, you will spend 5 - 8 hours per month to assist in planning and implementing activities for our staff and students to also include a monthly meeting on a pre-determined date. If you are interested in serving or have additional questions, please email:


The Class of 2022 will graduate at 7:30 pm, Wednesday the 15th of June at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The All Night Graduation party will take place at APEX Entertainment, 4621 Columbus Street in Towne Center (the old Dick’s Sporting Goods) after graduation. Drop off will start at APEX at 10:30 pm, we will be checking student’s in from 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Students can drive and park in the attached parking garage or they can be dropped off. If your student will arrive after 11:00 pm please let us know. The party will end at 5:00 am. This is a lock in event, students will only be allowed to leave if the parents work out the arrangements in advance. Everything is included; all entertainment (mini golf, hologate, go karts, ropes course, simulators, escape rooms, laser tag, bowling, arcade, bumper cars), we will have a DJ, food and snacks and drinks all night long, and door prizes for everyone. Tickets are only $70 and can be purchased at

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Important Chromebook Collection Information for SENIORS Only!

Starting at 8am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 & Thursday, June 9, 2022, seniors may turn in their Chromebooks if they are finished with all exams and coursework. Mr. McCollum, Technology Support Technician, will be collecting Chromebooks in the hall outside of the Guidance Office.

Chromebooks will also be collected in the auditorium on Friday, June 10, from 11am until the end of the day. Do not turn in your Chromebook until you have completed all exams and coursework!

Senior Day and Graduation Information

Please read the details of Senior Day and Graduation provided in the flyer by clicking this link or the graphic. Contact Dave Siock if there are questions.

Class of 2022 Senior Awards Ceremony - Friday, June 10, 2022

SENIORS who would like to be recognized at our Senior Awards Ceremony on June 10th must submit any Scholarships, or other financial awards to the counseling office by Wednesday, June 8th. Invitations to our ceremony are based on information already received. We will gladly continue to accept them after that, but students will not be recognized at the awards ceremony if information is received after June 6th. You can give all documents to Mr. Dandridge ( or Mrs. Gaye-Lee ( via email or hard copy. See either of us for questions. We look forward to recognizing your continued hard work!

Updated Graduation Newsletter - PLEASE READ!

Seniors & Parents,

Please read the UPDATED Graduation Newsletter from Mr. Siock. Lots of important information regarding graduation.

Awarded a Scholarship and/or Been Accepted?

SENIORS who would like to be recognized at our Senior Awards Ceremony on June 10th must submit any Scholarships, or other financial awards to the counseling office by Wednesday, June 8th. Invitations to our ceremony are based on information already received. We will gladly continue to accept them after that, but students will not be recognized at the awards ceremony if information is received after June 6th. You can give all documents to Mr. Dandridge ( or Mrs. Gaye-Lee ( via email or hard copy. See either of us for questions. We look forward to recognizing your continued hard work!

Class of 2022 Grad Walks

Grad walks were created to give seniors the opportunity to walk the halls in a pre-selected group of elementary schools near Landstown High School. The elementary school students get extremely excited when you walk their halls!

This year we will be going to the following schools on the following days:

Strawbridge, Christopher Farms, Landstown, New Castle

Friday, June 10 starting at 1:00 PM

We will leave Landstown HS at 12:45 PM for Strawbridge and then go to the other schools.

Don’t forget June 10 is also Senior Day.

College Park

Monday, June 13 starting at 1:45 PM

We will leave from Landstown HS at 1:15 PM.

You can participate on either day or both if you wish. You need to indicate which day(s) you are participating on the Google form.

Transportation will be provided from the school if needed.

You must wear your graduation cap and gown.

If you wish to participate, complete this survey.

Please see Mr. Siock for any questions.

ODS Alumni Grad Walk Invitation!

Old Donation School would like to invite any ODS Alumni who are Class of 2022 Grads for a Grad Walk on Friday, June 10th at 2:45pm.

RSVP is requested-see flyer for event information and QR link to RSVP

Please share this exciting event with any 2022 Senior and ODS Alum that you know!

email with any questions about this event

Graduation 2022

Please read this important letter to the Class of 2022 from School Leadership and School Division Services regarding graduation. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Siock.

Graduation Day Information

Please note the following regarding Graduation Day:

  • Each graduation will be live-streamed from the website
  • Recordings of the ceremonies will be posted on the VBSchools YouTube channel the following day
  • Replay of graduations will take place on VBTV (Cox/Verizon Channel 46) on the schedule provided below.
For more Graduation Day information, please visit the following section of our division's website.
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United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. Our Admissions Office will be hosting this special session to answer any/all questions your students may have about service academy life.

Date: June 16, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT

Who: All interested students and counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding female Midshipmen and athletic coaches. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about life at a federal service academy, athletic team opportunities, the Sea Year training experience, and more!

To register for the session, please use the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Whether you are a student, parent, teacher or other member of our VBCPS staff, the self-screener (click on picture) outlines what should be the first part of your daily routine as you get ready to return to school or work. The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Of course, these symptoms are similar to those of the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu (influenza). If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please do not enter any of our buildings and get tested for COVID-19. Students with COVID-like symptoms will be able to access their learning through their learning management system, and these absences will be excused. Please contact the school to ensure communication regarding schoolwork during this time.

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